noun (plural courts-martial or court-martials)
A judicial court for trying members of the armed services accused of offenses against military law: they appeared before a court-martial he was found guilty by court-martial
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- As the convening officer then, he appoints both the members of the court martial who are officers, as well as the judge advocate.
- The guiding principle for the selection of members of a court martial is that they should be officers who are not under the command of the higher authority.
- If so, it is expected they will face trial before a military court martial.
verb (court-martials, court-martialing, court-martialed ; British court-martials, court-martialling, court-martialled)[with object]
Try (someone) by a court-martial.
- In a celebrated case in the USA in the late 1960s, a US army doctor was court-martialled for refusing to provide medical training for special forces.
- This was enforced by interrupting transmissions and even arresting and court-martialing reporters.
- He was court-martialed for refusing to obey an order and received a bad-conduct discharge from the Army in 1995.
Words that rhyme with court-martialimpartial, marshal, martial, partial
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